Social Construction Of Gender And Gender Essay

1534 Words Dec 14th, 2016 7 Pages
I’ll first like to mention, how thankful I am to go to a liberal art college and to be able to take a gender course. I went in the course thinking that I would have to change my opinions on certain topics just to earn a good grade but it wasn’t like that. In the classroom, I felt safe to have opinions and during the group discussions to voice my thoughts. I enjoyed to hear the different perspectives from my professor and peers, it helped me adjust my ideas. Another thing I appreciated was that my peers were very open to the problems that occurred in the past and that still occurs today. Also I thought I knew what it meant to be feminist, but earned a clear idea of what it really means.
Social Construction of Gender:
When it comes to social construction, I had no clue what it meant. In class we broke down the meaning of social construction. How the society and culture has an influence and creates these gender. Society overall has created the gender roles and gender expressions that we are commonly use to and that we typically do not questions. For example, when it came to the story, X: A Fabulous Child’s Story, by Lois Gould. In this story, they hid a baby’s gender and named the baby X, it shows how in this experiment people wanted to know whether the baby was a boy or a girl. This shows how people are socially constructed to wanting to know the exact gender to be able to connect with them. It also shows how people are not use to the different changes such as calling a baby…

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